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Willow Cottage Nurseries Ltd (Farmoor)

Coronavirus status: OPEN
Our Oxleys Farm Nursery at Farmoor is in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside but close to the A34 and the Oxford ring road.  The nursery provide full day care facilities for babies from 4 months and a pre-school education of excellence for the older children.  All the…

Our Oxleys Farm Nursery at Farmoor is in beautiful Oxfordshire countryside but close to the A34 and the Oxford ring road.  The nursery provide full day care facilities for babies from 4 months and a pre-school education of excellence for the older children.  All the food is of the highest quality and the menus are nutritionally balanced to meet the need of growing children.  We employ our own fully trained chef who works in a purpose built kitchen. 

Children can enjoy the extensive outdoor facilities at this large and spacious site. 

Parking is available for parents on site.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Toni Gaul
Contact Position
Setting Manager
01865 865206

Parents wishing to apply for a place at Oxley's Farm at Farmoor should visit our website where they can see our fees and more information on the nursery. To make an application, parents need to complete a website availability request which will be received by the Nursery Manager. An initial assessment of availability will be made and the manager will contact the parent/carer to advise whether a place is available or to suggest the waiting list. Parents can then contact the Manager to arrange a show round and if they wish to book, they can complete a registration form and pay a registration fee. The Manager will then confirm the place and a holding fee will become payable.

Where to go

Willow Cottage Nursery (Farmoor)
Oxleys Farm
Cumnor Road

Current Ofsted Judgment



Other Details



Monthly fees as shown on our website (it is necessary to read the notes accompanying the fees).

Alternatively please contact provider for cost details.


Age Ranges
From 3 years to 5 years
From 4 months to 3 years

Additional Information

Providing services to
0 - 4 years (pre-school)


We have many years of experience in caring for children with special needs but we do deal with each admission enquiry on an individual basis as each child's needs will be different and we may not be able to meet that particular child's needs.

Supporting people with
Physical disability
Hearing impairment
Vision impairment
Challenging behaviour
Learning difficulty
Mental health conditions
Autistic Spectrum Condition
Communication impairment

Inclusion Information

Wheelchair Access

Has Provision

Special Needs

Has Provision
SEN Daycare Provision
Dependent on the individual child's needs, it may be possible to offer 1:1 care (Enabler Support)
Provider's SENCo has experience & undergone training to care for children with differing needs
SEN training updated on a regular basis
SENCo & staff have a broad skill basis and there are trained and experienced coordinators for additional needs
Special needs experience based on children who have previously attended our setting
Staff prepared to work with parents, carers and other professionals to provide a good level of care and development relevant to the child's needs
Experience with
Able to administer medication
Behaviour, emotional or social difficulties
Conditions requiring medical support
Diabetes Type 2: diet
Disabilities affecting mobility
Downs syndrome
Eating Difficulties
Glue Ear
Hearing Impairment
Moderate learning difficulties
Physical disability
Speech, language and communication difficulties
Toileting requirements owing to child having difficulties
Vision impairment

Childcare Information


Immediate vacancies
We will not have any places available until January 2023 for children of any age. For children born between September 2017 and 2018 and between September 2019 and 2020, there are no places available and we are only able to offer the waiting list.
Date updated

Funded Places

2 year old funding

3 & 4 year old funding (Universal - 15 Hours)

3 & 4 year old funding (Extended - 30 Hours)

Term time only or stretched over more than 38 weeks
Offering split funding with other providers
Partnership settings
Information available upon request.
30 hour summary
Information available upon request.
Other - please specify
Please see our website for our offering

Opening Times & Facilities

When is childcare available?
All Year
Full Time
Part Time

Opening Times
Opening Times
DayOpening TimeClosing Time
Monday - Friday 7:40am 5:30pm

Other Availability
Closed on Bank Holidays
Christmas and New Year closure will vary according to when the Bank Holiday falls

0 - 1 steps into building
Accessible changing facilities
Accessible toilet
Arts and crafts
Climbing Frame
Dressing up
Educational Toys
Large Garden
Messy Play Area
Quiet room/area
Sleeping Area
Water play

School Pickups

Offers pickups

Ofsted Information

Ofsted URN
Link to latest Ofsted inspection report 
Inspection history
Inspection History
Inspection DateInspection typeInspection Outcome
10/12/2013Inspection (Early Years Register)Outstanding
22/08/2019Inspection (Early Years Register)Good

Last checked on 02/03/2022

Record managed by Oxfordshire Family Information Service

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